Interesting video comparison here of the Audi R8 V10 against the Honda Civic Type R Mugen. Enjoy!
The Honda has a transversely mounted four-cylinder engine that powers its front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s engine has been massaged to produce 239bhp, and red lines just below 9000rpm. It costs £38,599.
The Audi has ten cylinders to the Honda’s four, boasts 518bhp and has four-wheel drive and twice the torque of the Civic. The only thing Audi has that it doesn’t need is weight – 1625kg to the Honda’s 1233kg.
This is a shootout on a public road – and that’s very relevant, because opportunities to use even half the Audi’s potential in that environment are rare indeed.